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Warren shooting victim identified as Youngstown man

WARREN — An autopsy of the city's 15th homicide victim of the year was performed today, and forensics identified the dead man as 25-year-old Queysean Sallis of Youngstown. According to Kathy Meszaros, chief forensic investigator for the Trumbull County Coroner's Office, Sallis died of ...

Pakistan’s top court accepts appeal by Daniel Pearl’s family

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court today accepted an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl seeking to keep a British-born Pakistani man on death row over the beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The court delayed until next week hearing the appeal ...

Mon. 11:24 a.m.: GM must repay $28M for breaking tax incentive

LORDSTOWN — General Motors is required to repay $28 million to the state and invest $12 million in education and training, community programs and infrastructure for breaking a tax incentive agreement the automaker had with Ohio for its former assembly plant in Lordstown. The Ohio Tax Credit ...

Mon. 10:23 a.m.: Tax incentive approved for Lordstown battery plant

LORDSTOWN — The Ohio Tax Credit Authority this morning approved a 1.95 percent, 15-year job creation tax credit for the Ultium Cells LLC electric vehicle battery-cell plant in Lordstown, a joint venture of General Motors and South Korea's LG Chem. The tax credit starts in December 2023, ...

Mon. 9:07 a.m.: Belarus detains 500 at weekend anti-government protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus have detained about 500 people during weekend protests against the country's authoritarian president, who has claimed a sixth term in office in an election widely seen as rigged. Belarus' Interior Ministry said today that 150 protesters were ...

Mon. 9:03 a.m.: Armenia, Azerbaijan keep up deadly fight for disputed region

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijani forces kept fighting today over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh after hostilities broke out the day before, with both sides blaming each other for resuming the deadly attacks that reportedly also wounded scores of ...

Mon. 8:29 a.m.: Church says Cardinal Pell returning to Vatican in crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a church agency said today. Pell ...

Mon. 8:20 a.m.: India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's confirmed coronavirus tally reached 6 million today, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases. The Health Ministry reported 82,170 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, driving the overall total to 6,074,703. At least 1,039 ...

Fri. 11:50 p.m.: Shooting reported at Hampshire House apartments in Warren

WARREN -- Police are investigating a shooting Friday evening at the Hampshire House apartments on the city's southwest side. According to a Trumbull County 911 report, a woman called 911 around 7 p.m. to report there were people shooting outside her apartment at 1413 Fifth St. SW. She was ...

Joyce faces challenge from political newcomer for Congress

U.S. Rep. David Joyce, a Bainbridge Township Republican, is seeking a fifth two-year term in Congress with political newcomer Hillary O'onnor Mueri, a Painesville Democrat, looking to unseat him. Joyce touts his bipartisan record during his nearly eight years in the House. A recent study from ...

Census nearing end of count, deadline extended

It appears the U.S. Census Bureau will have an additional month to count the entire population of the country following a Thursday ruling by a federal judge. The decision to extend the enumeration to Oct. 31, though, could be appealed to reinstate the Sept. 30 deadline the Trump ...

Fewer students riding area school buses

Now that schools are open, districts have had to adjust to new rules, schedules and finding ways to socially distance their sometimes hyperactive young charges while transporting them to and from buildings. Youngstown, at least for the first nine weeks, eliminated busing issues because the ...

If Barrett joins, Supreme Court would have six Catholics

Roman Catholics account for a bit more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, yet they are on track to hold six of the Supreme Court's nine seats now that President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill its vacancy. It's a striking development given that the high court, for ...

Voters’ poorly marked ovals could lead to contested ballots

ATLANTA (AP) — Two decades ago, Florida's hanging chads became an unlikely symbol of a disputed presidential election. This year, the issue could be poorly marked ovals or boxes. Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever are expected to bypass their polling place and cast ...

Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court today, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. Republican senators are ...

Mom indicted in baby injury case

WARREN -- The mother of an infant girl, who was struck more than 50 times over a three-day period last month, was arraigned Friday morning on two counts of child endangering. Kathleen Long of 1546 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, pleaded not guilty before Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge W. ...

Police chase follows shots fired on SW side

WARREN -- Warren police chased a black Chevrolet Cobalt Wednesday evening that allegedly was the source of about three to five rounds being fired near the intersection of Oak Street and Nevada Avenue SW. According to a Trumbull County 911 report, police found the vehicle westbound on Union ...

Wagering up in August at Austintown racino

AUSTINTOWN -- Wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course rose slightly in August as it and the six other racinos in the state try rebound from losses brought on the viral pandemic. Bettors at the Austintown racino wagered $117.4 million last month, ...

Patrol identifies man hit by car in his home

HOWLAND -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol on Thursday identified the Howland resident who was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday night as a car crashed into his home at 1313 DeForest Road SE. According to a patrol report, Matthew Burke, 45, was in his basement when a 2006 Honda Civic ...

Youngstown man hits lottery in Masury

YOUNGSTOWN ­ Mark Hildenbrand of Youngstown purchased the Ohio Lotteryás $30 scratch-off, Fastest Road to $1 Million, and won the gameás $1-million annuity top prize. He purchased his winning ticket at Brookfield Drive In, Thru, 862 S Irvine Ave. in Masury. Hildenbrand chose the ...